Previously a storage room, hand-painted daisies in candy hues have transformed this space. See why it’s our first 2021 Resene Colour Home Awards finalist
After trying – and failing – to find a wallpaper that suited both her daughters’ tastes, Kirsty Young took it upon herself to create something unique for their chill-out room in Khandallah, Wellington. “We draw all the time at home and flowers are a predominant theme, so it was the perfect inspiration.”
Kirsty started transforming the family’s storage room during the first Covid-19 lockdown. Resene Quarter Rice Cake was used on the walls and floor to bring welcome lightness to the room. Katherine wanted a pink wall, so Resene Pink Lace was chosen as the feature wall hue with blues and golds, and Emily’s favourite shades feature as the flower stems in Resene Wild Thing, Resene Tacao and Resene French Pass.
Our first finalist for the 2021 Resene Colour Home Awards, Kirsty Young
The five finalists will each appear in Your Home and Garden, starting from this issue. Every finalist will receive a $250 Resene voucher and a feature in the magazine, with the winner taking out the Resene Colour Home Awards and $5000 cash. An extended story on the winning home will feature in the June 2021 issue.
Words by: Bea Taylor Photography by: Anna Briggs